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VOL. XL NO. 18
Entered at Portland (Oreron)
Post nfficea??Peonrr -Class M fitter
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FISH SEASON OPENS
ALLIES DIFFER Oil
WHAT TO DO NEXT
MOUNT HOOD FUMING,
STRAXGE VAPORS REPORTED
RISING FROM PEAK.
IN NUDE EXPENSIVE
CUT ORDERED BUT
TODAY; PRICES FIXED
S, .49 TO 23
PACKERS TO PAT XIVE CENTS
MOYTE COMPANY PAYS FOR
BANK CLEVRIXGS IN APRIL
LEAD SEATTLE $10, 248,882.
FOR CHIXOOK SALMON.
Effort to Amend Declara
REATY LIKELY TO FOLLOW
MRes Will Not Be Deserted
Senator Lodge Asserts.
VALSH DENOUNCES MOVE
feasnre Declared to Benefit Cer
mans Only and Title to Prop
erty t"nscttlcd, He 6ays.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 30
he administration's flrat step toward
lacing- the United States on a tech
leal legal basis of peace was taken
onlght by the senate in adopting the
i-Cnox peace resolution.
The vote for adoption was 49 to 23
The resolution now goes to the
ouse, with prospects of prompt ac
on. It would repeal the war reso.
ltions af footing Germany and Aus-
rla-Hungary, impound alien enemy
roperty, and reserve to the United
tates all rights and privileges under
he treaty of Versailles and other
I An effort to amend the resolution
lado by Senator Townsend, repub-
can, Michigan, who moved to strike
at the clause repealing the war dec-
iratlon and substitute a simple dec
iration of peace, was defeated, 44
Senator Lodge in inaugurating the
ebate told the senate that treaties
kith Germany and other nations with
l-hieh the United States had been at
jvar would follow the Knox resolu
ion. He also gave notice that the
sited States would not "abandon"
Snbstltntre Not Offeree.
Substitutes for the Knox resolution
rc pared by Senator K'ng, democrat.
tah. were not offered.
The vote on the peace resolution
'd not come until after 7 o'clock
-might and was preceded by tense
artisan clashes. Tho republicans
ncd op almost solidly behind the
easure and all but f'vo democrats
oted or were paired against it. The
Republicans Ball, Borah. Brandecee,
puraon. Cameron, Capper, Colt, Cummins,
urtta, Dillingham. Slktna. FeroaM.
ranee, r'reliiHyhuj-Bcn, Guodinr. Hale.
rreld, Johnaon. .Jones Washington .
coyon. Keyes, Ladd, L.a Kollette. I.en-
mt. Lodre, MeCortnlck. MeKlnley, Me-
ary. New. Nicholson. Norbeck. Norria,
drtte, Tenroso, Poindexter. Shortrldpe,
noot. Bpenrer, PtanfieM. Meriinit, Suth-
'land, Towna.nd, Wadaworth, Warren,
eller and Willia Total, 4.
Imocrata Myera, Shiclda and Watson.
eoreia. Total, 3.
Democrata Ashurst, Brous;ard. Cara
ay. Dial. Gerry, Glass, Harris, J'ittman,
omerene, Robinson, Sheppard. Stanley,
wanaon. Teawniell, Vmlrrwnod. Walsh
Montana), Williams. Total, .3.
Several Senators Paired,
Senator Reed was paired in favor
? adoption and Senator Walsh of
Lassaehusctts, who was absent, was
nnounced as a supporter of the rcs
iutlon. Sentor Nelson, .Minnesota,
h'as paired against the resolution
ith Senator Knox, republican, Penn
ylvania, its author, for it. In in
ouncement of pairs, it was said that
II other democrats not voting op-
osed the measure and all other re
ublicans favored it.
In the final clashes today the
ague of nations battle was fought
new. Senator Borah declared that
resident Harding had "scrapped" the
.ague with the approval of the
.merican voters. Democratic scna
rs denied that the last election was
decision against the league.
Senator Borah charged that the
eaty was not being executed and
nat the allies in fixing German rep
rations were acting without ajthor-
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Columbia River Jtarkct Chaotic
With Large Stocks or Cheaper
Grades Xot Yet Sold.
ASTORIA, Or., April 30. (Special.)
The Columbia river salmon packers a
a meeting this afternoon fixed the
prices to be paid the fishermen for
raw fish during the season, which
will open tomorrow, at the following
rates per pound: Chinooks, 9 cents
bluebacks, 8 cents; steel beads.
'lents; white sturgeon, 7 cents; shad,
The price named for Chinook sal
mon is 3 cents a pound less than pre
vailed last season, when the ruling
figure was 12 cents i. pound, although
some of the fresh fish buyers are
said to have paid as high as 13 and
14 cents a pound last year. The
spring fishing season on the Colum
bia river will open at 6 o'clock to
morrow evening, six hours later thaD
usual on account of the Sunday clos
ing law, which will prevent fishing
between noon, the opening hour, and
C in the evening.
The conditions surrounding the In
custry are the most chaotic ever
known, as the market is overstocked
with the cheaper grades of canned
salmon and this fact affects the en
Not for years has so little prcpara
tion been made for the opening of
the season as this year, and while all
the packing plants are to begin op
erauons immediately, they will run
under a 6low bell and the amount of
gear In the river tomorrow night
will probably be much below that of
BREEDERS ATTEND SALE
Clackamas County Stockmen Here
to Sec Guernseys.
OREGON CITT, Or., April 30. (Spe
cial.) Clackamas county was well
represented at tho Guernsey cattle
sale in Portland a few days ago.
Among the Guernsey breeders attend
ing were C. B. Sprague of Logan, Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Penny of Springwater,
James Shipley and son of Springwater,
Clyde Ringo of Clarkes. Ernest Berger
and George Hoffstctter of Clarkes,
Sir. and Mrs. R. O. Rose, Mr. and Mrs.
John Hughes and sons Kenneth and
Francis, Mr. and Mrs. A. Carlson and
sons Willie and Herbert Carlson and
W. H. Brown, all of Redland; John
Gaffney and son Fillmore of Maple
Wilsonville was represented by H.
S. Beckman, Charles Waggner, George
Spangle, V. H. Spangle, Mr. and Mrs.
A. I. Clutler.
THIEF GETSPRIZED GEMS
Seattle 'Woman Reports Loss of
More Than $3000.
SEATTLE. Wash., April 30. (Spe
cial.) Jewelry valued at $3135 was
stolen this morning from the apart
ment of Mr. and Mrs. R. U. Peter
son, 6i) Thirteenth avenue. The
terns taken include a diamond sun
burst valued at $1500; three diamond
rings valued at $1500; a gold watch'
which was a family heirloom, a pearl
avalliore and a purso containing $10
cash. . .
Mrs. Peterson reported to the po-
ico that she left her apartment I
about 11 o'clock and crossed the hall-I
way to call on a neighbor, remaining;
away about hair an hour. JMie De-
ieves she left her door ajar. Return
ng. she found tne articles naa aisap
BUTTER CUT FOUR CENTS
New Wholesale Quotation to Be
Offered Tomorrow .Morning.
Butter prices will decline four
cents a pound tomorrow morning, to
30 cents wholesale for parchment
wrapped prints. Portland creamery
men believe that with the drop the
market will be at bottom for this sea
son. Production has been increasing
rapidly, and from now on the sur
plus will go into storage. Last sea
son speculators stored butter at prices
about 100 per cent higher than those
France and Belgium for
New German Advance.
BRITAIN AND ITALY 0PP''
Issuing New Ultimatum to
Pay Is Favored.
METHOD IS PUT FIRST
Lloyd George and S for mi Do Ntot
Like Advance at Once; Prob
lem Is Before Experts.
LONDON', April 30. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) A sharp difference of
opinion between the French on the one
side and the British and Italians on
the other, arose today at the meeting
of the supreme council to consider en
forcement of the peace treaty and the
steps to be taken to enforce payment
of the reparations by Germany.
Premier Briand of France, who had
the support of M. Jaspar, Belgian for
eign minister, made a strong fight for
the Paris plan, which includes imme
diate occupation of the Ruhr region,
while Premier Lloyd George and Count
Sforza. Italian foreign minister.
brought up new proposals under
which the conference should decide
how the obligation was to be satisfied
and then issue an ultimatum, which
would have a brief time limit, to Ger
many, Experts Consider Schemes.
Experts tonight were considering
the two schemes and will report Sun
So serious was the situation consid
ered that Mr. Lloyd George called an
immediate meeting of the British cab-
Today's meeting of the supreme
council was a protracted one.
Only today was It made known that
the British had a new scheme to offer,
which was communicated to M. Briand
at noon. It was explained that the
new move was made owing to the
inding of the reparations commission
hat the German indebtedness was
6.600,000,000. This, it was said, al
tered the situation, as it was neces
sary in applying the penalties that the
provisions of the treaty should be ob
Italy Oppose-a Occupation.
It was no surprise to find Count
Sfona supporting tho British plan, as
t had been known Italy was opposed
o occupation of the Ruhr unless ab
solutely necessary. Tonight s meeting
of the experts may find a way out of
ho difficulty and tomorrow the su
preme council may compose the dif
ferences or find a middle course, but
he diplomats took a serious view of
ho situation, for, if no agreement Is
reached. M. Briand ia faced with the
rospect of having France advance
into the Ruhr alone, or at best with
the Belgians, or placing his cabinet
It was said after the reparations
question was disposed of that some of
the allies expressed a desire to discuss
Italy's alleged breach of faith in en
tering into a treaty with the Turk
French Are Dissatisfied.
The French delegation was dissatis
fied with today's conference. The
feeling of the delegation was that
France, with Belgium, would have to
act alone in the occupation of the
Ruhr if the allies should fail to ap
prove such a .step.
Hope for an adjustment of the pres
ent situation by common accord was
expressed by Count Sforza.
"I do not deny that the situation Is
a serious one," he said in conversa
tion, "but the ultimate aim of all the
entente powers is the eame and there
fore I have not lost hope of a set-
(.Conclinietl on J'age 3, Column I.)
CARTOONIST PERRY COMMENTS IN PICTURES
Cloud Efreets or Snow Storm Prob
ably, Says Weather Man; SimU
V A'?:hts Are Recalled.
V - of Portland residents early
evening reported what they be
0 'ed to be either steam or white
jmoke rising from the peak of Mount
Hood. The spectacle was first no
ticed at about 5:30 o'clock in the aft
ernoon, and by 7 o'clock last night
hundreds of persons had reported
witnessing the apparent phenomenon.
Edward L. Wells, in charge of the
government weather bureau, ex
pressed the belief that the supposed
erupt'on of Mount Hood was due to
cloud effects on the enow-capped
mountain, or to a snow storm which
might have been raging on the peak
at . the time. Ho did not believe it
was either smoke or steam rising
from the mountain.
On many occasions In the past per
sons have seen what they believed to
be emoke or heavy vapor issuing from
the summit of Mount Hood, but it
always has been held that cloud ef
fects were responsible.
But never before have so many
persons witnessed the spectacle as it
was presented from the peak of the
mountain early last evening. By 8
o'clock persons in every part of the
city had heard of the supposed erup
tion of Mount Hood, or else had seen
what appeared to be smoke or steam
coming from the top of the moun
tain. According to persons who "got a
good view of the mountain before I
dusk, the smoke, or steam, appeared
to pour out intermittently and then
drift, with the wind, toward the
north and west. At times it eecmed
as if the smoke would hover momen
tarily just above the mountain peak
and then rise sharply before drifting
with the wind.
A long-distance telephone message
early last night from Homer Rodgers
at Mount Hood lodge brought ta
nervous Portlanders tho reassuring
news that there was "nothing to it."
Mr. Rodgers said the phenomenon
was due to cloud effects, together
with a high wind which carried tho
snow high in the air at times.
TWO WIVES ARE ALLOWED
Unique Case Arising From War
Solved in Ohio.
AKRON, O., April 30 An unusual
ruling under which Guiseppa Sarniola
-A" ill be allowed to ke:p two wives
was handed down by Federal authorities-
when Sarniola, accompanied by
wife No. 1, with a 10-year-old son.
and fvife No. 2, leading a 3-year-old
boy and carrying a baby, appeared at
police headquarters yesterday.
Sarniola married wife No. 1 in
Italy Jl years ago.. Later he came
to America. Four years ago he sent
for her, but, due to the war, heard
nothing and presumed she was dead.
Then he met a Pennsylvania widow,
who became No. 2, his common-law
wife. Two children were born.
Last week Mrs. Sarniola No. 1 and
her son reached Akron on an immi
grant train. Sarniola hastened to
the'police with his troubles, his wives
After an investigation federal au
thorities told Sarniola to take his
wives home and support them. ' The
wives appeared friendly.
"I love them both. They love each
other. We all love. I keep them all.
They say so." Sarniola said In broken
VICTORY BOND YIELD 5.10
Federal Reserve Bank Quotes i s
at 0" .
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 Liberty
bond earnings, based on market prices
at the close of business today, were
quoted today by the federal reserve
bank In a weekly table as follows:
First 316s, market price, 88 !; ap
proximate yield 4.23 per cent. First
fours, 87, 4.87 per cent First 4 '4 3,
14, 5.14 per cent. Second 4s, 87,
4.99 per cent. Second 4 Vis, 8i, 6.2 1
per cent. J n l ra i s. vv i. o.oo per
cent Fourth 4', is, Hi '4, 6. -SB per cent.
Victory s, 97. 5.10 per cent, Vic
tory 3(8, 6.1U per cent.
Ten Shapely Women Viewed Each
Day to Get Perfect Ones for
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 30.
(Special.) James K. Polk, attorney
for the United States Moving Pic
ture corporation, said today that
posing girls in the nude to gratify
the taste of Harry McRae Webster,
mcvie director, proved expensive to
the United States Photoplay corpora
tion, taken over by his organization.
"The United States Photoplay cor
poration hired Webster as director
for Its super-film 'Determination' and
promised to pay him $700 a week."
said he. "Webster thought it would
be necessary to jazz the picture up
a bit and without any specific au
thorization, he introduced a number
of what he called 'allegorical scenes."
Apparently, Mr. Webster thought
that an 'allegory was a naked wom
an dancing around before, a camera.
"Mr. Webster ordered the corpora
tion's employment chief to send him
10 swell-looking beauties every day
for the selection of suitable girls of
shapely type. It cost the corpora
t'on just ten dollars for each girl
that he inspected. These girls, ac
cording to revelations at a recent
breach of contract suit trial in the
Bergen county. New Jersey courts,
were posed in the nude, so that Web
ster could examine their qualifica
tions. When the corporation finished
figuring up the cost of these Inspec
tions, the total was around $20,000.
Webster inspected a good many girls.
"Webster sued the corporation for
$2500, a sum which was to have been
hold back from him, under the terms
of a contract, until the picture was
"The court decided he was entitled
to this amount by law, but ordered
Webster in turn to pay the corpora
tion $2650 for damages done through
his failure to attend strictly to busi
ness. The foreman of the "jury tolj
nie the jury would have awarded the
corporation a larger amount but be
lieved it would not be possible to
SEATTLE MILK TO DROP
Surplus Results In Announcement
or Cent and One-Half Cut.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 30. (Spe
cial.) A cut of 1 cents a quart in
the retail price of milk will be made
tomorrow by te Broadview Dairy
company, tlie Jlazelwood company,
the Close-In dairy and the Pine Creek
Dairy company, the various managers
The price of milk a quart will be
reduced to 13 cents. The present price
is 14V4 cents a quart.
"The reduction is the result of a
surplus of milk and prospects for the
best feed and pasturage conditions
for years," said F. B. Flood, manager
of the Broadview dairy.
BAIL DENIED TO DEBTOR
Joseph Mozorosky Fails in Fourth
Attempt to Gain Freedom.
The fourth attempt of Joseph Mo-
zorosky, held on an execution against
the body because of failure to pay a
$1600 judgment as gambler debtor, to
gain his freedom, failed yesterday be
fore Circuit Judge McCourt He
sought liberation on bail pending ap
peal to the supreme court from denial
of a writ of habeas corpus.
Judge McCourt said there was no
provision for bail in such circum
stances, but advised it might be pos
sible, in the discretion of the court,
to permit bail if the original case on
which judgment was obtained was
MRS. JOHN REED IS ILL
Louise Bryant, Widow of American
Radical, Stricken in Riga.
RIGA, April 30. Mrs. John Reed,
widow of the American writer and
communist, who died in Russia last
year, in ill here.
Mrs. Keed. who writes under the
name of Ixuise Bryant, had just ar
rived from Moscow.
ON SOME PHASES OF
Harmony Meeting Cause
of New Split.
WRANGLE WAXES BITTER
Still Hunt After Candidate for
PARTY OFFICERS ANGRY
Leaders Mr. Moore Ignored Now
Ask Why They Failed to Get
Invitations to Attend.
Democratic leaders, official and un
official, are at outs. Trouble has
been brewing since Thursday after
noon, and it all developed from a lit
tle gathering intended to bring about
harmony and dig up suitable mate
rial for governor. As a harmony
creator, the gathering was a complete
failure, for every democratic leader
who wasn't invited to be present
Will H. Moore, collector of customs,
is held responsible for the little
meeting at the Hotel Oregon Thurs
day. Among those present were
Johnston Smith, prohibition director;
Walter M. Pierce. Alexander Sweek,
Edward Wood and a very few others.
A number who were Invited failed to
attend and so they have a complete
RrorKanUalon la Rnmored.
According to one explanation, the
meeting was for the purpose of try
ing to reorganize the democratic
party and to get the different fac
tions together, if such a thing is pos
sible, lor this reason, not one mem
ber of the party organization was
asked to attend. The national com
mitteeman, mumbers of tho state ex
ecutive committee, and all other of
ficers in the party machinery were
passed up like white chips.
Milton A. Miller, collector of In
ternal revenue; Dr. C. J. Smith, state
chairman; Dr. J. W. Morrow, national
committeeman; Dr. Elof Hudlund,
county chairman; George I. Smith,
land office receiver, all tho old fa
miliar faces, were conspicuous by
their absence. And to say the least,
they didn't like it. They have pro
claimed their dissatisfaction in the
hotel lobbies, much to tho delight,
entertainment and gratification of
their ancient enemies, the republicans.
Wrangle la Bitter.
So bitter Is the democratic wrangle
that for several days It has even
overshadowed the speculations as to
where the federal patronage will go.
Which should convince anyone that
the democratic internecine war is a
matter of some Importance.
Well, a number of democrats are
inquiring by what authority Will
Moore assumed to call a gathering
of democrats to consider timber for
governor and reorganization. It is
frankly admitted that the only au
thority Collector Moore had was the
same fight and any other democrat
has to gather a few kindred spirits
and sit down to plot
In the matter of material for gov
ernor, the little group discovered that
the party has an abundance on which
to draw. For example, there was the
redoubtable Senator Pierce himself,
but the senator modestly explained
that he had shot his bolt once for that
office, and apparently the vote
didn't desire his services as pilot for
the ship of state.
Colonel Hammond Considered.
Colonel Creed Hammond was thought
of, and thought well of at that. Then
there was Joseph N. Teal, who was
of such ability that ex-President Wil
son appointed him on the United
States shipping board, although a re
publican senate wouldn't confirm him.
And Major Humphreys, now United
(Concluded on iJaK: 10. 1'uluuin 1.
THE RECENT NEWS.
Building Permits Issued During
3Ionth Indicate Great Progress
In General Development.
Steady Improvement In business
conditions In Portland was indicated
by the fact that bank clearings for
the month just closed showed a sub
stantial increase over preceding
months of the year, and the same was
true of the volume of building per
mits. The bank clearings for April ag
gregated $139,327,047, which was more!
than $6,000,000 in excess of clearings!
for the preceding month. The April
clearings were less than the figure
for the same month in 1920, but this
was said to be true of every fedora
reserve city in the country. Portland
clearings for last month exceeded
those of Seattle by $10,248,862.
Building permits Issued during
April amounted to an aggregate of
$2,207,320. This was nearly $500,000 In
excess of the permits issued for the
previous month. The aggregate of
permits fell below that for the same
month last year, due to the fact that
Montgomery, Ward & Co. took out the
permit for its $1,0(10,000 building in
Uhe permits last month showed a
large percentage of home construction
and were significant of the rapid
growth of the city In this respect.
Tho permits Issued during th first
four months of this year amounted to
$6,296,775. This was $200,000 more
than the aggregate for the first four
months of last year.
PREMATURE BLAST FATAL
lciocaMM, ur., Workman Iics
Robult of Injuries.
BAKEn, Or., April 30. (Special.)
Aftr beinff severely injured lust
Thursday, when a powder cap ex
ploded prematurely, blowing rockn
into his body and practically cutting
off one of his arms, W. C. McAUihtcr,
9, of Telocatset, Or., died here today.
McAllister waa working on a road
near Telocatet at tho time of the
blast. According- to workmen he had
Ki nc forward to blow away a section
of rock, but indications are that the
fuse whs nhort and he was unable
to reach safety befure the explosion
occurred. He is tjurvlved by his
widow and one son. Kuneral services
will bo held In Baker tomorrow.
BOY STEALS RIDE IN AIR
John .M cole j, 15, Hangs to Tail of
Plane During 1 light.
OELWEIN'. la., April 30 John
MeeU-y, 15-year-old Oelwein youth.
caused his parents a great deal of
worry and grief through taking an
uninvited trip in the clouds, hanging
to tho tail-piece of an airplane.
An aviator giving exhibition flights
with two women as passengers made
ready to take off. As the machine
started to glide away Melcy ran
and caught hold of a stabilizer and
was off on the trip.
Having difficulty with his plane,
the aviator noticed the youth and
forced landing was made. Mccley
said bo eivjoycd the ride.
CANADIANS SLAP HEARST
Ontario Lawmakers Would Bar All
of Publisher's Papers.
TORONTO. Ont April 30 Shortly
before adjournment of the Ontario
legislature today, R. A. Fowler, mem
ber for Lennox, secured unanimous
vote of the members present in favor
of his resolution that all Hearst pub
lications should be excluded from cir
culation in Canada.
The resolution asks the federal gov
ernment to take immediate steps in
connection with the matter.
SOME RAINS PREDICTED
t'nsrtlled Conditions Fxprcted to
. Prevail In Xorth Coast Stales.
WASHINGTON", D. C, April 30.
Weather predictions for the week
beginning Monday are:
Northern Rocky mountain and pla
teau regions Considerable cloudiness,
normal temperature and showers.
Pacific stales Normal tempera
ture, fair In southern California; un
settled and occasional rains else
1 I - 2- 1
Benson Tells Owners to
Lower Pay 15 Per Cent.
MEDIATION IS CONSIDERED
Harding Will Not Act, But
Two Secretaries May.
ADMIRAL FIRM IN VIEWS
Reduction in Pay of Murine Work
ers Declared to Bo Neccary
and Arbitration Opposed.
WASHINGTON', D C. April SO
Just ono concrete result came today
out of conferences bcre looking to a
settlement of tho waco dispute be
tween tho American shipowners, the
shipping board and the marine work
ers. That was an order by Chairman
Benson to all operators of govern
ment merchant craft to reduce wages
15 per cent, effective at midnight to
night. Apparently none of those partln
tating in the conferences was pre
pared to eay what would be the full
effect of the order. William V.
Drown, president "of the Marino Er.
pincers' Beneficial ashoclallon, said
tho rnginccra had been Instructed not
to sign articles calling for wage cuts,
while Andrew Kuruscth, president of
the International Seamen's union,
stated that the members of his union
had voted against signing such ar-
Mrdlatloa la naclileeea.
Chairman Benson's order came
whllo Preslde.nl Harding and his sec
retaries of labor and commerce were
consulting on tho advlrabllity of ap
pointment of a commission of three
to mediate the controversy. Tho sug
gestion that such a commission bo
named mas made by the union repre
sentatives, who agreed to uhldo b?
any award It would make.
Both M. Puruseth and Mr. Browu
ero hopeful tonight that the com
mission would ba appointed and
uspension of work by the marine em
ployes averted. On the other lianu,
shipping board officials declared
Chairman Bemron was opposed to me
diation by a commission. His posi
tion from the first has been that ai.
least a 15 per cent wage reduction
was necessary and that tho responsi
bility rested with the owners and
the men to come to an agreement.
Prraldrat Not tn Art.
At the Whllo House It was said that
the president did not Intend to ap
point any commission, hut that sucu
a body might bo named by Secre
taries Iavls and Hoover, in hosu
hands It was stated tho wholo matter
had been placed. Meantime, however,
Secretary Iavls had left for Philadel
phia and did not expect to return un
Commerce department officials eald
Secretary Hoover probably would
take no action with respect to the
appointment of a commission In the
absence of Mr, Davis.
Chairman Benson left for Annapolln
before hi order reducing wuges was
made public. In bis absence officials
said the order would stand 'unUea
ether istructions were received from
The existing wage agreements, el-
ctpt those with deck officers, eipiro
at midnight tonight, it was explained,
making a decision by the board im
Tlr-lB Mill Re Drlarra.
The cut will apply only lo aovern
ment employes on ships. The t-hip-owuers
have contended for an even
larger cut and were expected by ship
ping hoard officials to follow ta
board's example. It was stated that
even if the men refused to Hirn ur ut
l C otn-'tid' 1 "U r.c-'